Hello all, I am a 19 yo male student in a pre-licensure program completing the last of my pre-reqs. The way it works at my school is that after you complete the pre reqs you get your student nurse title and start clinicals the following year. So many of my classmates have not been succesful, and I am just one test from getting my letter in the mail after taking a summer class. I guess I just need some motivation and input on this situation. I went to dinner with a female friend who I go to school with tonight who I just happen to like. I have been after this goal of getting into nursing school after my grandma died in my sophomore year of high school and my academic record was atrocious. A long story made short I have been working feverishly to prove myself to have the motivation brains and smarts to accomplish this goal that I have had for four years now. At dinner tonight her dad asked me why does a guy like you want to go into nursing in my day only **** and weirdos go into nursing. I don't understand why so many people feel a need to put us down for our goal which I am not afraid to bleed sweat and even cry for this goal. I am having no doubts of my decision to become a nurse, cause it is my dream my passion and something that I am going to make happen. I guess I just need some kind words of motivation to help me get through this week. I am over 1,000 miles from home and communication of such hatred to my parents is so difficult to my parents who are completely supportive of this goal. How have you guys dealt with the laughter behind your back, and other mean jokes? ** Please once again kind and appropriate responses are much welcomed, and its hard to put yourself out there like this to strangers, please please please.. if you have nothing nice to say refrain from commenting on this thread.Also, I do not have an inbox yet, thank you in advance!